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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

Letter

Zoonotic Pathogens among White-Tailed Deer, Northern Mexico, 2004–2009

Citlaly Medrano, Mariana Boadella, Hugo Barrios, Antonio Cantú, Zeferino García, José de la Fuente, and Christian GortazarComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Ciudad Real, Spain (C. Medrano, M. Boadella, J. de la Fuente, C. Gortazar); Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, Mexico (C. Medrano, H. Barrios); Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas, y Pecuarias, Tamaulipas, Mexico (A. Cantú); Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas, y Pecuarias, Morelos, Mexico (Z. García); and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA (J. de la Fuente)

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Prevalence of serum antibodies against zoonotic pathogen antigens among white-tailed deer on 8 ranches, northern Mexico, 2004–2009*

Ranch no. State Municipality Sample size No. positive/no. tested (%)
HEV Brucella spp. Bovine PPD PPA3
1 Tamaulipas Guerrero 1 0/1 (0) 0/1 (0) 0/1 (0) 0/1 (0)
2 Tamaulipas Guerrero 106 41/71 (57.7) 0/102 (0) 9/102 (8.8) 0/102 (0)
3 Tamaulipas Nuevo Laredo 37 21/27 (77.7) 0 0/37 (0) 0/37 (0)
4 Nuevo León Unknown 35 0 0 3/35 (8.5) 2/35 (5.7)
5 Coahuila Guerrero 35 1/1 (100) 0/33 (0) 2/33 (6.0) 1/33 (3.0)
6 Coahuila Guerrero 50 6/17 (35.2) 0/40 (0) 3/40 (7.5) 0/40 (0)
7 Coahuila Hidalgo 17 4/6 (66.6) 1/16 (6.2) 3/16 (18.7) 5/16 (31.2)
8 Coahuila Guerrero 66 16/19 (84.2) 0/39 (0) 7/39 (18.0) 0/39 (0)
NA Total NA 347 89/142 (62.7) 1/231 (0.4) 27/303 (8.9) 8/303 (2.6)

*HEV, hepatitis E virus; PPD, purified protein derivative; PPA3, paratuberculosis protoplasmatic antigen 3; NA, not applicable.

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